Archive for August 26th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Neil Armstrong: First human to walk on Moon dead at 82

1930 – 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the Moon passed away Saturday due to complications from heart surgery.

He was 82.

Armstrong, a member of the Apollo 11 space mission, stepped foot onto Earth’s only orbiting body on July 20, 1969.

VVDailyPress: Victorville faces $1.8M deficit

City bets on $52M settlement; eyes more interfund borrowing
August 25, 2012 6:40 PM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • The city is $1.8 million short on its debt payments for a power plant that never got built, with a little more than two months to come up with the funds or face another default.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 25, 2012

ST. PETE BEACH – A tropical storm heading in the direction of the Florida coast is shaking up the schedule for the roughly 750 California Republicans set to gather in Tampa as delegates, alternates and guests at the Republican National Convention.

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Published: Aug. 24, 2012 Updated: Aug. 25, 2012 10:17 p.m.


SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrats in the Legislature have made it clear that their No. 1 priority this year is getting voters to approve a tax increase in November.

But many analysts doubt that voters will approve the governor’s tax plan, Proposition 30, unless he and the Legislature enact pension reform – and the clock is ticking.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Can Jerry Brown scare up a victory?

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown spent much of last week trying to scare California voters into voting for higher taxes.

Brown, speaking to community college students in San Diego, promised “real suffering by you and really our whole future” if voters reject his sales and income tax measure, Proposition 30.

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